Monday, April 2, 2012

Great Event Coming up in Miami on Avoiding Burnout

“Avoiding Burnout When Working on Human Trafficking Cases”
St. Thomas University School of Law through its Graduate Program in Intercultural Human Rights’ Human Trafficking Academy invites you to the 2012 course on
secondary trauma and human trafficking**
WHEN: Friday, April 20, 2012, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: St. Thomas University School of Law, Moot Court Room,
16401 NW 37th Ave., Miami Gardens, FL 33054**
Professionals assisting victims of trafficking may experience one or many of the following symptoms and behaviors in their trauma exposure
· Fatigue
· Depression
· Addictions
· Sleeplessness
· Hopelessness
· Hypervigilance
· Headaches
· Aggression
· Diminished creativity
· Anxiety
· Cynicism
· Inability to emphasize/numbing
· Irritability
· Fear
· Sense of persecution
· Guilt
· Grandiosity
· Inability to listen or deliberate avoidance
· Substandard work performance
· Feelings of inadequacy that lead to working relentlessly often sacrificing health and private life to devote more time to cases
· Minimizing or down playing traumatic experiences that seem less dire in comparison to other experiences
The St. Thomas University School of Law, through its Graduate Program in Intercultural Human Rights’ Human Trafficking Initiative will be having a half day program on the effects of working on human trafficking cases on first responders and volunteers, whether directly or indirectly involved on a case. This free of charge program will discuss physical and psychological impact of traumatic events that victims of human trafficking experience, the psychological and physical effects of being exposed to trauma and its impact on the delivery of services. Designed to help attorneys, prosecutors, judges, social service providers, mental health services providers, healthcare workers, religious institutions, volunteers and the community at large, the program will include discussion of trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, the signs of traumatic exposure response (also referred to as secondary trauma, vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, and/or burnout), and the possible negative impacts on their relationship to the injured person and their ability to perform the functions associated with their position. The program is scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on April 20, 2012 at St. Thomas University School of Law’s Moot Court Room, 16401 N.W. 37th Avenue, Miami, Florida 33054.
The program will feature two panels of distinguished speakers from different practice areas and disciplines.
*Pending Continuing Legal Education Credits with the Florida Bar,
**In addition to the live session, the conference will be streamed online.
For more information please contact: Human Trafficking Academy at

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